Hi, this is the first time I have ever posted on a forum.... So here goes! I am totally devastated as my gorgeous wee 5 year old boy has recently been diagnosed with JIA and Uveitis. It all started with a swollen knee and a limp last Sept, many months and tests later he was diagnosed and had a steroid injection in his knee in Jan and a course of steroid eye drops. Very quickly he was back to normal and the Doctors said that hopefully it had gone! But in March he was off school with a nasty virus, a few days later he started to complain about pain in one wrist and one ankle! Two weeks ago he had steroid injections in these joints! He also had a big flare up in his left eye and was on a high dose of steroid eye drops and dilation drops for 2 weeks to get it under control, he is now having a lower dose and we see the specialist next Wed. Also, he is having his first weekly injection of Methotrexate next Wed! I am so worried about my wee boy having to take this drug, so frightened by the possible side effects.......this is all so sudden and very hard to accept and cope with........no child should suffer illness, the team of Doctors and Nurses looking after him are wonderful but I am struggling emotionally! Thankyou for reading my post!